Adhd behavior

Common Questions and Answers about Adhd behavior


Avatar n tn I have problem with my son's behavior . he doesn't have ADHD or anything like that he just doesn't listen . I have tried to talk with him in nice way , spank him I have tried everything and nothing works with him. he does listen for day or two and back to old habits . please give me some advice .
Avatar f tn She has always been able to sit still in class and church, so I wonder if she truly is ADHD, but her impulsivenss and inappropriate behavior is my concern. She has neve been able to keep friends. ( which really hurts her self esteem) I am heartbroken but I have other children and her problems are putting such a strain on my family.
Avatar n tn I have a 6 going on 7 year old who has a behavior that is OUT OF LINE. He is being tested for ADHD and the neurologist asked us to change his eating habits and monitor him for 2 months. It seems like things have taken a turn for the worse and I am tired of being looked at as a bad parent. I am far from a bad parent and I want my son to be okay. In kinder and 1st grade his teachers had him on a behavior contract.
Avatar m tn My son is 11yrs old and has ADHD but I believe is more then ADHD. Its also his behavior at home. He doesn't want to do homework and is lazy to write anything on paper. Has a difficult understanding when he reads. He gets really upset when he cannot get anything done he answers back with disrespect and screams. Tells me to be quite. I have rules in the house but is not working. How can I discipline my child?. .
Avatar f tn Once the duration is done, the child reverts back. If she is at home, and the med is over, then you must expect a typical ADHD behavior. Which she is definitely showing. The following link is on paying attention. The site it is from has many, many good ideas that will help you. Just go to the Parenting ADHD Children on the top of the page and look at the topics. The link is ...
Avatar f tn It is the nature of ADHD to be evident via children's behavior. By definition ADHD has an impact on behavior. Beyond saying this, without more detail I cannot comment on the situation to which you are referring.
Avatar f tn You are a good mother to try and find out what is causing this behavior - and if they do have ADHD that would explain why your discipline methods have not worked. The following is a good site with info on the symptoms (and lots of other things) on ADHD. Check it out - If you think it might be ADHD or have further questions relating to ADHD, please post over here.
Avatar n tn Our own child was diagnosed with severe social phobia, depression and later thought to also suffer from ADHD. The ADHD was an incorrect diagnosis - anxiety often mimics this disorder. If the ADHD medication does not work, this could mean that the diagnosis is wrong. Tantrums and frustration and anger are common behaviours of several of the anxiety disorders. Separation issues and depression are also common to several of the anxiety disorders.
Avatar n tn I'm wondering if my 4 1/2 year old daughter might be ADHD or just defiant to her parents. She can go to other people;s houses and play and listen but when she is home she is a totally different child. She doesn't listen to simple tasks like picking up toys or sit down at the table, everytime we are on the phone she screams, somebody comes to the door she goes running to it, she can't sit and watch a half hour tv show.
Avatar n tn My 12 yr old son is constantly getting in trouble in school for his behavior. His grades are really suffering because of it! He is a bright little boy but his behavior is holding him back. Could he be ADHD?
Avatar n tn What is more about aggressive behavior in school setting? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/278885'>Overly Aggressive Behavior at School</a>.
Avatar n tn DO YOU notice she has a hard time following directions?
Avatar m tn Children who are or have been on ADHD drugs have an increased risk of committing suicide.Even the American Psychiatric Association admits that suicide is the major adverse reaction of withdrawal from these drugs. Clarke reports that “symptoms usually peak within two to four days after withdrawal of the drugs although depression and irritability may persist for months. Suicide risk can persist for years.
Avatar n tn One of the reasons why it is important that children have the benefit of health insurance is to be able to obtain help in situations such as yours. There is no doubt your son acn be helped. Aggressive behavior per se is not a component of ADHD. Howver, one component of Combine-type ADHD is impulsivity, and your son does appear to be having problems with controlling his aggressive impulses. If his ADHD is at least of moderate severity, it invites pharmacological treatment in addition to therapy.
Avatar n tn Our daughter is 10 years old. She has ADHD and also been diagnosed with ODD. She has been taking medication for ADHD since 1st grade and is now in 5th. She has always been very strong willed and tends to not go with the flow, either with parents or friends. This year has been evolving to a place that is too much for the household to sustain. We have tried many different behavioral techniques to try to work through things but to no avail.
Avatar n tn ) checklists that contain the 18 behavioral criteria designated in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental and Emotional Disorders (ADHD is classified as one sub-type of Disruptive Behavior Disorders) to diagnose ADHD. It is not a test per se, but a list of symptoms. Such lists can be helpful for parents and teachers to quantify what they are observing in the child.
Avatar m tn All our relatives and friends are drifting away from her because of this new behavior. I am wondering if this can be classified as ADHD. Can anybody develop ADHD in their old age?
706214 tn?1244523049 my boy was born at 28 weeks he is 7 now but the doc said he may have adhd what is that people say its children that cant be look after but i look after my
Avatar n tn He has become violent and disrespectful. He tends to hit his 4 yr old sister alot. Can ADHD be a learned behavior that my son has picked up from my nephews?
Avatar m tn My child has ADHD but I believe is more then ADHD its his behavior at home. Doesn't want to do homework and is lazy to write anything on paper. Has problem understanding what he reads. When he does not get anything done he gets very angry. He answer back with disrespect and tells me to be quite. It has become more out of control as he gets older. I try many rules in the house. How can I discipline my child with respect?
Avatar n tn Help for Children. Lying and stealing are not necessarily associated with children who display ADHD, and you are likely seeing a co-morbid condition in your son. That is, your son likely displays an emotional disorder alongside his ADHD.
Avatar f tn does her adhd have a significant impact on her behavior
Avatar n tn My 13yr old granddaughter has been diagnosed by 2 Drs as being bipolar and ADHD. I don't doubt the ADHD but I do question the bipolar. Why? Because she can and does behave very well in church,at school,visiting other people's homes,going somewhere with other people,out to eat,etc.etc. It's only at home and our house that she can be very disruptive,argumentative,complaining,etc. How can she behave so well "out" if she's truly bipolar?? Is this normal????
Avatar n tn My 12 year old son was diagnosed at 8 yrs. with ADHD. He has a very high IQ 145. His behavior is extremely defiant, always has been. It is getting worse now that he is in 7th grade and must take some responsibility for his own work. He has been failing certain tests, losing books and bus pass. He argues over everything from personal hygeine to school work to attending sports practice. We fight constantly but as soon as it is over he acts as if nothing happened.
Avatar n tn She is having problems with her 9year old son. Until about a year and a half ago, he was a quiet, shy, polite boy. Now he goes through phases of ADHD-like behavior and she has linked it to milk intake. He is "normal" until about an hour after drinking milk or having milk in his cereal. She has eliminated milk for a week or more at a time and had NO PROBLEMS with him...but as soon as he has milk again he is hyper, rude, inattentive, etc. This subsides after a few hours.
Avatar f tn Also if there truly was NO reason, ya - thats pretty typical ADHD behavior. I once followed a child around the playground and watched him hitting kids. He didn't even realize he was doing it. He was diagnosed with ADHD, put on meds, and the behavior stopped. But the weird thing for your son is that this behavior should have been going on before the medication, not after. Unless, he has been on it for awhile and the dose needs to change.